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Symphonic Live [Blu-ray] [2011]

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  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Eagle Rock
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Sep 2011
  • Run Time: 194 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0052WBI0W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,130 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Yes are one of the most innovative and successful rock bands of all time with a career that now spans five decades. Filmed in high definition, this concert from 2001 captures the band accompanied by a full orchestra for the first time in their career in support of their symphonic album Magnification. As well as tracks from that album the band present unique new versions of their classic tracks. Yes concerts have always had a power and grandeur that few other bands can match and this show with the full orchestra takes them to an even higher level that can now be appreciated in its full glory on Blu-ray. Bonus Features - 30 minute Dreamtime documentary andPromo Video for Don t Go

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Questo concerto del 2001 è stato filmato in alta definizione e cattura la band accompagnata da una grande orchestra che, per la prima volta, li accompagna nell'esecuzione dal vivo del loro album sinfonico Magnification. Ci sono inoltre versioni completamente nuove dei loro brani più famosi ed un documentario di 30 minuti.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars un-be-effering-lievably good 23 Jun 2004
With so many dodgy concert DVDs around I'm grateful to the other Amazon reviewers of this disc for convincing me to part with my hard earned cash to purchase this DVD.
If ever there was or is a band that really should play with a full orchestra it has to be the complex and classically structured musical style of Yes. The blend of individual musical expertise interwoven with the sympathetic and tasteful orchestral arrangements is nothing short of breathtaking in it delivery. I was a little suspect of a line-up without Mr Wakeman but when you think about it - with a full orchestral backing, would he not have been either swamped or a little redundant?
Anyway, what you have here is 4 of the original musicians, each at the peak of their powers delivering the performance of a lifetime. This is a CD you (and you and I) will probably watch again and again. Fortunately, it contains a good mix of material old and new. As a guitarist, I of course, cannot help but slaver over both Steve Howe's skill and his guitar collection. Being able to watch his technique close up, will be a major delight of this DVD if the guitar is your instrument of choice.
However, that said, I derived as much pleasure watching the impeccable drumming and bass playing of Mssrs White and Squires, respectively. And Jon Anderson must be doing something right because his voice is still as entrancing as it was 30 years ago when I was fortunate enough to catch the entire Tales of Topographic Oceans live, at the Guildhall Portsmouth.
OK, if you are a Yes fan, you'll need this - don't bother with some of the other Yes DVDs, this IS the real deal. If like me you are returning to the music of your youth, sit down, tune in, turn on and have a great evening. A generous (194 minutes), well produced, quality audio DVD worth every penny of the admission price.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes - Sympohnic Blu 21 Sep 2011
By Gentlegiantprog TOP 500 REVIEWER
Yes have about 19 different concerts available on the market, from all different eras, with countless different line-ups and of differing quality. Yes Symphonic Live has the unique selling point of being performed live in conjunction with a Symphony Orchestra.

The sound and visuals are top notch (apart from some cheesy, but thankfully short animations) and there are no major complaints to be made about the camera work or editing. The sound is equally impressive, balancing your need to hear the band's performance with your desire to hear the Orchestra's addition well.

The actual performance is strong too, this concert stands on its own merits and is not worthwhile only because of the Orchestra's involvement. Howe, White, Squire and Anderson are on rare form and deliver classic material like "And You And I" and "Long Distance Runaround" with passion and precision.

The tracklisting too, is perfect for this type of event. The material concentrates on Yes's grander and more symphonic works, the band manage to play three of their longest compositions "Close to the Edge," "The Gates of Delirium," and "Ritual" all in the same three hour concert. The track listing comprises primarily of material from the band's classic Wakeman/Howe/Anderson period (from `The Yes Album,' until `Going For The One') although there are one or two songs from their post millennial, orchestral album `Magnification,' in addition to the 1980s smash hit "Owner Of A Lonely Heart," which is the sole Trevor Rabin composition in the set.

Despite the heavy leanings on Wakeman era material, Rick himself is absent from the band during this recording and the keyboards are handled by the talented Tom Brislin, who makes a more than capable replacement.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prog-tastic! 4 Jan 2005
I was 'lucky' enough to have seen Yes live in 2004 at Wembley Arena on their 35th Anniversary tour. It wasn't the best concert I've ever seen, but then it was Wembley with its famous accoustics (if it takes you 8 bars to recognise 'going for the one' you're in trouble). However, I'd have given my eye teeth to have been at one of the Symphonic concerts if this DVD is any indication of what they were like! It's recordings like this which make you want to weep with frustration that you weren't there. Personally, I thought the chappie playing keyboards (a young Ben Stiller look-alike) was not only talented but also enthusiastic which made him an improvement on the perenially miserable Wakeman (sorry Rick - but the BBC don't have you on 'Grumpy Old Men' for nothing - even if you do manage to crack the odd smile on the YesSpeak documentary). The band were positive and very 'together' and the orchestra - any time they're having a party, I'm in there! Nobody - at all - seemed to be having anything other than a good time! Especially the oboe player and the French horns! I've never seen an orchestra get up and start dancing along before this... We've had the DVD for about three weeks and have watched it about 15 times by now.
If you're pondering about which concert DVD to get - don't. House of Yes is OK. 35th Anniversary Tour is OK. But this is sublime. AND you get the bonus of a CD of some of the concert too.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless! 8 Feb 2005
By Youri
Get this DVD, find three hours of spare time (some good wine may also come handy), and enjoy the Yes magic: you will be amazed at the quality of this show!
At last the magic and power of Yes performance was caught on DVD with proper quality both of video and audio - the picture and sound are both great, DTS surround track is incredible.
I am not going to give you the details - you will see it yourself, here is just my impression of this magnificent show.
The band is at its best - the musicians are enjoying the show, and the orchestra gives the band as good as it gets, really having a good time on stage. The interaction of the band and the orchestra is a creative one; they complement each other giving Yes music another dimension: just check the brilliant performance of my all-time Yes favorites "The Gates of Delirium" and "Close to the Edge"!
Standing ovation of the audience is its way of sincere appreciation of timeless music and unforgettable evening.
This DVD is an exemplary case when everything's in proper place: excellent performance of the band/orchestra and exceptional quality of DVD itself. This is definitely the best Yes DVD so far.
This DVD is a must - you will enjoy the show over and over again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is THE DVD that sets the standard for all concert DVDs..
Yes! Oh Yes! The best concert DVD bar none!

This DVD is outstanding for these reasons
Absolutely amazing picture
Unbelievably stunning surround sound or even... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Mr_Ben
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy
Yes caught in awesome form with orchestra on this live dvd !! All the classics are aired on this one. !!
Published 5 months ago by J. F. M. Low
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock your heart out with Symphonic Live 2011 on Blu-ray!
So, I think I like the product of Symphonic Live 2011 on Blu-ray because I think that this will appeal to any fan who is interested in different styles of music such as punk, rock,... Read more
Published 6 months ago by IAN HILL
5.0 out of 5 stars Delerious
This is one of the best concert videos ever, by any band. Yes is on top form here and the orchestra (European Festival Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Keitel) is more than the usual... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Peter Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly symphonic.
When I saw a concert from this tour I said to my wife I hope they release a DVD of this, because this was the greatest Yes concert I had ever seen. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Keith Plant
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Don't know how I missed this but Yes and a symphony orchestra works well. Top album well worth the money.
Published 15 months ago by K. Dale
5.0 out of 5 stars Great life performance
Loved this life performance at amsterdam. Featuring great old tracks like (the entire) Close to the Edge, Soon, Starship, And You and I, etc. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Manuel C Gomes
4.0 out of 5 stars How I wish they'd made this film back in the day.
On the strength of the rave reviews for this DVD (oh, and 'cause it cost under a fiver!), and being a fan of 'classic' (i.e. 70s) Yes, I thought I'd take a punt on this. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Sebastian Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice concert
The sound qualty in pcm stereo is great and the pictures is also good maby the set list is a little bit too short
Published 19 months ago by Guus
5.0 out of 5 stars yestastic
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